Weekly Lent Devotional: Salvation is Being Saved from Sin

Weekly Lent Devotional: Salvation is Being Saved from Sin

Your Guide for Worship Meditation & Creative Reflection

Click here to read an introduction to our 2016 Weekly Lent Devotional

Romans 5:1-11 [Common English Bible]

Therefore, since we have been made righteous through his faithfulness, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. We have access by faith into this grace in which we stand through him, and we boast in the hope of God’s glory. But not only that! We even take pride in our problems, because we know that trouble produces endurance, endurance produces character, and character produces hope. This hope doesn’t put us to shame, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

While we were still weak, at the right moment, Christ died for ungodly people. It isn’t often that someone will die for a righteous person, though maybe someone might dare to die for a good person. But God shows God’s love for us, because while we were still sinners Christ died for us. So, now that we have been made righteous by his blood, we can be even more certain that we will be saved from God’s wrath through him. If we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son while we were still enemies, now that we have been reconciled, how much more certain is it that we will be saved by his life? And not only that: we even take pride in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, the one through whom we now have a restored relationship with God.

 

As you color the downloadable page, I invite you to meditate on this scripture and consider that any separation we may have between ourselves and our loving Creator is self-imposed. God has demonstrated reconciliation through Jesus Christ our Savior. 

 

Suggested mantra:

God’s grace is sufficient for me.

 

Click here to download this week’s coloring page.

Coloring page courtesy of coloring-pages-adults.com.

 

This Sunday, March 20, in Traditional Worship: 

Palm Sunday — “Salvation is Being Saved from Sin”
9:30 & 11:00 am | Sanctuary | Dr. Tim Bruster

Click here for details about all of our Lent 2016 programs and events!

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